: The Emerald Tablet of Hermes (): Hermes Trismegistus: Books. The Emerald Tablet, also known as Smaragdine Table, Tabula Smaragdina, or The Secret of Hermes, is a text purporting to reveal the secret of the primordial. What is the Emerald Tablet. Original text and meaning of the tablets. Encyclopedia article about the emerald tablet.

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The Emerald Tablet, aka Smaragdine Table, or Tabula Smaragdina is an ancient text that is said to contain the secret of the prima materia and its transmutation. Tdismegistus regarded by alchemists around the world as the foundation of their art and Hermetic Tradition, the original source of this mysterious writing remains a mystery, Hermes Trismegistus is believed to have been the author of the text.

Emerald Tablet of Hermes

Its first known appearance is in a book written in Arabic between the sixth and eighth centuries. The text was first translated into Latin in the twelfth century. Numerous translations, interpretations, and commentaries followed. The exact author of the text remains debated. Despite the fact that the Emerald Tablet was written in in Arabic, it is claimed to be a translation from the Syriac of an older Greek text.

Although the meaning is the same, there are several versions of this first line trusmegistus the rest of the text. It is one of the most mysterious writings ever created. We do not know where it is located, it is written with an unknown alphabet but similar to the ancient Phoenician script and is—depending on which source you consult— anywhere between 1, and 36, years old.


What we do know is that hremes content of what is known as the Emerald Tablet has not only survived the passage of time when it was written but also has left its mark in various spheres of knowledge and personalities like the great Isaac Newton, and therefore it must have been of great importance. It is the maxim that guides the faithful to the philosophical and religious tradition of Hermetism.

According to this, what happens at any level of reality, whether physical, emotional or mental, also happens at all other levels. It is often interpreted as the relationship between trismegistis macrocosmthe Tzblets and the microcosmthe human being; within each is the other, so if you understand one, you can come to understand the other.

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus

On the other hand, those four words capture the essence of alchemy: Interestingly, Alchemy was adopted emeralx intellectually extraordinary figures, from Robert Boylethe father of chemistry, to Isaac Newton. It is believed that the Emerald Tablet contains a summary of all the art of the Great Work, the main objective of alchemy.

The Emerald Tablet contains in its few lines the secret of the Great Work; it is a direct passage for the achievement of perfection. This message is expressed in a symbolic way ; its mere reading does not reveal its meaning. Some authors believe how access to the Great Work requires transcending our rational limitation, hence every alchemist entails a parallel personal transmutation that allows him to access the language of the Symbol.


The All, the One, is only expressed symbolically, and it is of great importance to learn the hermeneutics of the Symbol.

The Emerald Tablet Of Hermes by Hermes Trismegistus

Otherwise, its mere simplicity will generate disbelief. In short, the cryptic expression of the Table is not intentional but requires the right person, trained for the Great Work.

Your email address will not be published. Not worried about reading this as an American but as a true believer in ChristGod Almighty, and the Holy Spirit as the Trinity it might not go well with me at Judgement.

BUT not reading about it does leave me in the cultural dark.

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